The relationship between disease pattern and disease burden by chest radiography, M. tuberculosis Load, and HIV status in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Addis Ababa.

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BACKGROUND We evaluated the impact of HIV coinfection on the chest radiographic pattern and extent of disease and its relation to the load of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ethiopian out-patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 168 patients with cultureverified pulmonary tuberculosis had their chest X-rays (CXR) reviewed for… (More)

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